Betty ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER, Dr. Betty MastersAugust 21, 1940 - August 20, 2013. A United Methodist leader in the Tennessee Conference and in Nashville UMC. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Ewilda Whitenack of Bluefield, VA; husband, Wayne Masters. Survived by husband of 27 years, Dr. Ben C. Alexander; sisters, Mary Frances Chappell and Peggy (Don) Scott; greatly loved by nieces and nephews, and Mary Cay (Alexander) Koen, Margaret (Alexander) Feasley; sister-in-law, Bettye Jo Masters. A graduate of Bluefield College (AA), Athens State University (BA), Vanderbilt University (M Ed and D Ed). Served as Director of College-Church Relations at Martin Methodist College for 10 years. Was a delegate many times to the United Methodist General and Jurisdictional Conferences and World Methodist Conferences in Brazil and England. Member of the Board of Christian Higher Education, Board of Discipleship, and Board of Miriam's Promise. Served on Episcopacy Committee of the United Methodist Church. Her great love was teaching young confirmands for 26 years, as well as being a member of the Hendersonville First United Methodist Choir and United Methodist Women. Her personal statement of faith was "...to be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, called to nurture others in the faith by example." The family will receive friends at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with the celebration of life at 11 a.m., Rev. Don Hutchinson and Dr. Davis Chappell. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Miriam's Promise or to Martin Methodist University. CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME, (615) 824-3855


Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 21, 2013
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